Somebody tell me I didn't waste $67.50

Full Member
vbeachsalesco
Posts: 1
Joined: 25 May 09
Karma: 
8 Jul 09 04:05:03 am
I have been checking out the supplier prices on this site for some time now and I haven't found one yet that I would call wholesale. I have been in my own retail and manufacturing business for over 25 years now and I pretty much know what some things cost and believe me I have seen cheaper prices at Wal-Mart then some of the suppliers on this site. Some suppliers I checked out wanted me to pay to see their price list. Ridiculous!!!!! A wholesaler makes his money on his goods not his price list! if anybody out there can give me one legitimate wholesale company I would greatly appreciate it.

Site Admin
fudjj
Posts: 5757
Joined: 27 Jul 07
Karma: 
8 Jul 09 04:28:20 am
If you would like to forward some specifics of the products you are looking for to the girls in customer service, I'm sure they will do their best to find you some leads.

Link hidden: Login to view

Of course having been in business as you have, you would know not to take any listed price at face value, as a wholesale supplier would be unable to give you a firm price until they knew the volume you were buying in.

Even then there can be some wiggle room with a lot of suppliers for those that drive a hard bargain.

I'm sure if you are prepared to purchase in the same volume that
Wal-Mart does, then you would definitely be able to negotiate a Wal-Mart price from any genuine supplier.

You make a very valid point regarding wholesalers making their money of products, not on price lists, and it's something that I suggest no one do, pay for a price list!

Good luck with it.

Cheers


Mark (fudjj)

Community Manager
SaleHoo.com

Link hidden: Login to view
Free Member
pkjones0419
Posts: 1
Joined: 11 Mar 10
Karma: 
15 Jul 09 02:54:29 am
I hear you....I joined 2 days ago and Ihave also been in retail for a long time. The advertisements to get you to join,clearly show very cheap wholesale prices of which you expect (nce joined)to see across the board of wholesalers, dropshippers etc...I see cheaper retail prices advertised on ebay than I do on this site!! Then I ask, 'where do they get their stock from'? Definately not from these suppliers. I also notice that the site refers to getting new suppliers from other sources like magazines. Thants not what I expected to pay for. I am asking for my money back.

Site Admin
fudjj
Posts: 5757
Joined: 27 Jul 07
Karma: 
15 Jul 09 03:20:21 am
I'm finding it quite difficult to believe that anyone can have retail experience, and then not understand a thing about how a wholesale market works!

What sort of retail experience are we talking about here?

I have to ask because when we usually see people drawing the comparison of ebay prices to some listed supplier prices, it usually indicates absolutely no retail experience at all, so I'm a little perplexed........

If your interested in adding to this retail experience of yours, then I suggest you've come to a pretty good place. If however you are happy with your level of retail experience, but complete lack of wholesale knowledge, perhaps a refund may well be the best option for you.

Cheers


Mark (fudjj)

Community Manager
SaleHoo.com

Link hidden: Login to view
Full Member
stashnstuff
Posts: 1
Joined: 11 May 06
Karma: 
15 Jul 09 08:03:22 am
I joined, heck I don't even remember when. I can't even remember if I got any of my wholesalers off this site. But what I do know the knowledge and community is PRICELESS! Who cares about the 67.50. If you have been in the retail business so long (longer than this site has been running), then why did you join anyway. The info and people are well worth the $.

Good Luck

Free Member
haydee
Posts: 361
Joined: 11 Mar 10
Karma: 
15 Jul 09 09:38:39 am
Hi stashnstuff,

I can't agree with you more. The forum and the good relationship that we have built among members are well worth the time, effort and money that we put in. Kudos to our Community Manager, staff, and members who made this forum as informative and relevant as it is now.

Rest assured that we are working hard to make the website better and the directory up to date.

Thanks :)

Free Member
akashefi12
Posts: 1
Joined: 11 Mar 10
Karma: 
11 Sep 09 10:30:51 pm
Ummm, I think you guys are getting away from the point of this whole site though....WHOLESALE prices on name brand products...
The only defense you have for multiple people saying they cant find wholesale prices on a website devoted to that is by stating 'the forum and people here are worth the $67.50? I mean, you guys might be great...BUT YOUR NOT THE REASON WERE HERE< were here for LOW PRICES....?

Site Admin
fudjj
Posts: 5757
Joined: 27 Jul 07
Karma: 
12 Sep 09 12:44:08 am
Ummm, I think you guys are getting away from the point of this whole site though....WHOLESALE prices on name brand products...
The only defense you have for multiple people saying they cant find wholesale prices on a website devoted to that is by stating 'the forum and people here are worth the $67.50? I mean, you guys might be great...BUT YOUR NOT THE REASON WERE HERE< were here for LOW PRICES....?


You are going to have to clarify what you mean by wholesale prices on brand name products, as there are plenty of suppliers listed in that field. What you will struggle to find is brand name products BELOW wholesale prices to sell on ebay!

This fact seems to be missed by so many people, but ebay is not a retail marketplace, it's a WHOLESALE marketplace, and therefore the prices reflected there are usually already set at wholesale, or even below in many cases.

That being the case, it's virtually impossible to find a wholesaler that can provide you with prices that you can compete with, unless you are in a position to buy in large volume.

Don't confuse the two, there are plenty of suppliers listed that offer genuine wholesale prices, but wholesale prices are not good to you if you are selling in a wholesale marketplace.

If you have a regular store or market stall or alike, then wholesale will suit perfectly because they are retail outlets, and you can therefore make your mark-up.


Mark (fudjj)

Community Manager
SaleHoo.com

Link hidden: Login to view
Full Member
planes
Posts: 839
Joined: 19 Jul 07
Karma: 
12 Sep 09 02:55:39 am
My experience has been on eBay that many products are either at, just below or just above wholesale.

One way to succeed at eBay is to become a legitimate retailer and order direct from the manufacturer, then as part of your business sell stuff on eBay.

That is just one way. Another that Fuddj suggests is to sell liquidated stock.

Another very good way is to find niches. Meaning, something that not a lot of people are selling or a way to sell something better.

And another is to dropship. Which has the main pitfall of finding items at a low enough price.

Right now, using internet only, I haven't seen a better place to get pricing to sell than right here. You probably wont find better pricing on the internet.

The only better source would be to get yourself on mailing lists and getting yourself invited to trade shows and making contacts from there. You will have to shake a lot of hands and have some cash.

Another option is to take a trip to Asia and make contacts with businesses there. The problem with that is of course the language barrier so you will have to find a good escort(Not the bad kind.) to translate for you. Though you may find some contacts that speak English.

Full Member
2die-is-gain
Posts: 1
Joined: 10 Sep 09
Karma: 
13 Sep 09 02:30:16 am
Hi stashnstuff,

I can't agree with you more. The forum and the good relationship that we have built among members are well worth the time, effort and money that we put in. Kudos to our Community Manager, staff, and members who made this forum as informative and relevant as it is now.

Rest assured that we are working hard to make the website better and the directory up to date.

Thanks :)



I have been a member for a short time now...haven't found who I want to do business with yet but the resources that Salehoo provides are worth the $67!!!

Full Member
montyzuma
Posts: 3
Joined: 06 Oct 09
Karma: 
14 Oct 09 08:35:24 pm
I am a newbie in importing from China. I can definitely say that just the knowledge and support from this forum and the support staff at salehoo.com are invaluable.

Have you ever hired a business consultant? They charge $200 to $300 per hour. I know because I have done it.

So,learn as much as you can from the forums. I have been reading them 8 hours a day for the last 3 days and feel blessed that such a resource exists.

I wish you all the best.

Monty

Site Admin
fudjj
Posts: 5757
Joined: 27 Jul 07
Karma: 
14 Oct 09 10:05:37 pm
Cheers Monty, glad you're enjoying the reading.

With all that time spent reading you'll be saving a truckload of cash on buying novels as well.

Just another way SaleHoo saves you money : )


Mark (fudjj)

Community Manager
SaleHoo.com

Link hidden: Login to view
Site Admin
richellemonfort
Posts: 5220
Joined: 20 Oct 08
Karma: 
14 Oct 09 11:30:39 pm
Yes, reading through the forums will really enlighten you a lot and provide you with the needed knowledge to start you off with your online investments.

I started with almost zero knowledge and after months of going through the forum and doing my own research on the side, I could say that I now have a better grasp of what we are all in.

Other than the membership fee the only thing you'll need to spend would be TIME! And I'm sure all this will be worth your while =D

From us here at support, we assure you guys we will do our best to address every question posted promptly and correctly.

All the best! Cheers :)


Richelle

Customer Support Manager
SaleHoo Group Limited
Sell more with your own professionally designed and search optimized e-commerce website. Check out Link hidden: Login to view now!
Full Member
satya
Posts: 1778
Joined: 02 Jun 09
Karma: 
14 Oct 09 11:33:41 pm
Thanks for the feedback, Monty. It's great to hear you're learning a lot from the forum. It is very useful for getting tips on just about anything.

Cheers!


Satya
Customer Support
SaleHoo Group Limited
Skyrocket your way to success with your own Link hidden: Login to view
Full Member
dcephus87
Posts: 3
Joined: 01 Jan 08
Karma: 
15 Oct 09 12:07:51 am
I'm happy I joined SaleHoo. I like to find out who the scammers are wholesale wise on here and the stories are hilarious but I still felt sorry for those poor investors trying to make something out there money besides buying useless things. I made my money back using a wholesaler SaleHoo posted but I did my research. It had its good and its bad at times (because of users on the other side on the wholesaler end) but I made more back from 60 something dollars I invested in SaleHoo. I mean investing a little 60 something dollars for like $600 a week puts smile on my face. Suprisingly! I found a hole in the eBay market before the other users on there did and the success was great. But my run soon cooled down once everyone started selling my specific product. I had fun while it lasted watching the auction clock tick down while the bids had risen.

So to my fellow SaleHoo members Cheers and let's sell and make money like SEARS!

Full Member
satya
Posts: 1778
Joined: 02 Jun 09
Karma: 
15 Oct 09 12:14:25 am
I'm happy I joined SaleHoo. I like to find out who the scammers are wholesale wise on here and the stories are hilarious but I still felt sorry for those poor investors trying to make something out there money besides buying useless things. I made my money back using a wholesaler SaleHoo posted but I did my research. It had it's good and it's bad at times (because of users on the otherside on the wholesaler end) but I made more back from 60 something dollars I invested in SaleHoo. I mean investing a little 60 something dollars for like $600 a week puts smile on my face. Suprisingly! I found a hole in the Ebay market before the other users on there did and the success was great. But my run soon cooled down once everyone started selling my specific product. I had fun while it lasted watching the auction clock tick down while the bids had risen.

So to my fellow SaleHoo members Cheers and let's sell and make money like SEARS!


Cheers, dcephus87! I'd say let's.


Satya
Customer Support
SaleHoo Group Limited
Skyrocket your way to success with your own Link hidden: Login to view
Full Member
ozgunner
Posts: 17
Joined: 11 Oct 09
Karma: 
15 Oct 09 01:54:06 am
You didn't waste $67.50. Feel better now? lol

Seriously though, what this site has already given me is INSIGHT. Real life experiences you can't buy anywhere else. Sure, there are the 'I'll make you a millionaire in a week' websites, on the whole, they are rubbish.

If you come on here expecting to find incredible prices and brand name items, you're on the wrong street. The reality is even the big boys like your Harvey Normans and JB Hi Fi operate at slim profit margins. The key for them is numbers.

I am searching for two things; a/ something different and b/ at the right price. I have already found what i believe to be three of those things, we'll see.

Either way for me, the real life experiences on here are valuable, way more than the $60 it costs to gain them. So for me? Money really well spent, thanks Salehoo

Full Member
grace190208
Posts: 28
Joined: 15 Oct 09
Karma: 
17 Oct 09 11:40:56 pm
Hi,

So basically what your all saying there is that if i want to open my own EBAY store on ebay (which i do) then i am wasting my time with these suppliers because i wont get a cheap enough price to compete with the prices on EBAY?
because i will need below wholesale?

Thats what i understand from what i have read. It seems to make sense as i was looking for fragrance (Sarah Jessica Parker 'Lovely' for example) and one fragrance store on here was selling it as a gift pack for $40USD and on EBAY, they are selling it for $55AUD which is no profit at all.

I am not sure what to do now. I dont admit to being an expert at all. I am completely new at this and that is why i wanted to start on EBAY as i am familiar with EBAY and i thought it might be a good place to start before opening up an actual website. I am trying to source brand name cosmetics & skincare, designer sunglasses & deisgner handbags (but lower end ones such as nine west and michael Korrs etc, NOT LV or PRADA etc).

I have found a couple of good cosmetic liquidators on here where you can buy bundles but i am not sure about the rest. The frangrance wholesalers seem to be too expensive for me to resell on EBAY.

AGHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhh :-(

Kristen F

Full Member
grace190208
Posts: 28
Joined: 15 Oct 09
Karma: 
17 Oct 09 11:54:04 pm
So what your saying then is that it is a waste of time looking at these suppliers if you want to sell on EBAY as the prices wont be low enough to compete?

Thats what i have been finding, particularly with fragrance!

Not sure what to do now as i am new and thats how i wanted to start because i am familiar with EBAY. I am looking for brand name cosmetics and skincare, designer sunglasses and designer handbags (but lower end like nine west, michael Korrs etc NOT PRADA, LV etc).

Help! AGHHHHHhhhhhhh :-(

Kristen F

Full Member
sos
Posts: 17
Joined: 03 Sep 09
Karma: 
18 Oct 09 01:57:30 am
Please do not be angry, take a look at the message and not the messenger.
I do not mean to offend anyone here and that is not my intentions at all. I have not done business with anyone from salehoo.
I have searched google night and day and found the people I am working with.
In todays crunch $3.00 is hard to give up, let alone more than that.
Does not matter what we spent, there are just a few folks that have their own opinion and speaking out on it.
I do think 'SOME/PART' of the reason is the economic melt down, suppliers are much higher.
I also agree with the author of this post.
Please do not get offended at some of us that have our own opinion.
Business is business.
We can use fb and myspace to bond and become friends.
Cheers!


Greta
C-STORE WHOLESALE FRISCO.

Site Admin
richellemonfort
Posts: 5220
Joined: 20 Oct 08
Karma: 
19 Oct 09 12:46:24 am
Hi grace_190208,

There is actually a mix of opinions about eBay and selling most any products on eBay. Some are luckier than others and have found great success with selling on eBay, others are not so lucky. You have to also note that there are now quite a number of wholesale suppliers selling on eBay, thus making competition a a lot stiffer.

If you like there are also other venues where you can start selling before you actually open your own store. You could try sites like bonanzle and eCrater.

With regards to the products you are planning to sell on eBay, here are a couple of posts that may be of help:

Link hidden: Login to view
Link hidden: Login to view

Hope this helps. Cheers :)


Richelle

Customer Support Manager
SaleHoo Group Limited
Sell more with your own professionally designed and search optimized e-commerce website. Check out Link hidden: Login to view now!
Full Member
0tnic
Posts: 102
Joined: 16 Jan 06
Karma: 
3 Nov 09 12:01:21 am
I have been a member of this site for a few years now and I know I have got my money's worth. It's saved me a few times from being scammed. I have found some OK suppliers but not usually for the things I want. But I do find the forum to be the best value!

Full Member
satya
Posts: 1778
Joined: 02 Jun 09
Karma: 
3 Nov 09 12:23:55 am
I have been a member of this site for a few years now and i know i have got my moneys worth. Its saved me a few times from being scammed. I have found some ok suppliers but not usually for the things i want. But i do find the forum to be the best value!


Thanks, 0TNIC. The forum is really a great place to get a heads-up on the latest scams. It’s very important that we keep SaleHoo members safe by ensuring they are never exposed to scammers and it's great that everyone - our community manager, us here in support and our members work very hard to watch out for each other. Cheers!


Satya
Customer Support
SaleHoo Group Limited
Skyrocket your way to success with your own Link hidden: Login to view
Site Admin
richellemonfort
Posts: 5220
Joined: 20 Oct 08
Karma: 
3 Nov 09 12:30:12 am
Hi OTNIC,

We're quite glad to hear that! Please be assured that we are doing everything to make SaleHoo and all its resources much better for everyone's benefit.

Thanks and cheers :)


Richelle

Customer Support Manager
SaleHoo Group Limited
Sell more with your own professionally designed and search optimized e-commerce website. Check out Link hidden: Login to view now!
Full Member
planes
Posts: 839
Joined: 19 Jul 07
Karma: 
4 Nov 09 05:05:49 am
I'm happy I joined SaleHoo. I like to find out who the scammers are wholesale wise on here and the stories are hilarious but I still felt sorry for those poor investors trying to make something out there money besides buying useless things. I made my money back using a wholesaler SaleHoo posted but I did my research. It had it's good and it's bad at times (because of users on the otherside on the wholesaler end) but I made more back from 60 something dollars I invested in SaleHoo. I mean investing a little 60 something dollars for like $600 a week puts smile on my face. Suprisingly! I found a hole in the Ebay market before the other users on there did and the success was great. But my run soon cooled down once everyone started selling my specific product. I had fun while it lasted watching the auction clock tick down while the bids had risen.

So to my fellow SaleHoo members Cheers and let's sell and make money like SEARS!



Nice work!

Full Member
retailer73
Posts: 43
Joined: 10 May 12
Karma: 
23 Jul 12 05:57:07 pm
The help & support I have obtained from the Salehoo Staff & the suppliers I hooked up with make the $67.00 investment a bargain.

I have only been a member since June 2012 & I constantly ask for help & the response is worth much more than the $67.00 investment




neil chaikin
Site Admin
fudjj
Posts: 5757
Joined: 27 Jul 07
Karma: 
23 Jul 12 08:58:09 pm
Thanks 73, always happy to help.

For those that want to learn, SaleHoo is unbeatable. For those that just want the golden goose link, well..... they usually drift off and end up being taken by some scam because learning was the last thing they were interested in doing.


Mark (fudjj)

Community Manager
SaleHoo.com

Link hidden: Login to view
Site Admin
richellemonfort
Posts: 5220
Joined: 20 Oct 08
Karma: 
23 Jul 12 11:35:15 pm
The help & support I have obtained from the Salehoo Staff & the suppliers I hooked up with make the $67.00 investment a bargain.

I have only been a member since June 2012 & I constantly ask for help & the response is worth much more than the $67.00 investment


Thanks for the really nice feedback, retailer73 :) We're really pleased to be of help when and where needed!

I think that's the beauty of SaleHoo, everyone here is ready and willing to help anyone.

Cheers!

@Marc, this is a really nice way of putting it -
For those that want to learn, SaleHoo is unbeatable. For those that just want the golden goose link, well..... they usually drift off and end up being taken by some scam because learning was the last thing they were interested in doing.


:)


Richelle

Customer Support Manager
SaleHoo Group Limited
Sell more with your own professionally designed and search optimized e-commerce website. Check out Link hidden: Login to view now!

Wait! Want Some FREE Supplier Details?

Discover four of the most profitable niches on eBay and get details for the best suppliers for these niches. Enter your details below and we will send them instantly.

Thanks! Please check your email inbox.

Your list of profitable markets and supplier details are on their way to your email inbox.
Be sure to add support@salehoo.com to your safelist to ensure we can deliver the free suppliers details to you.

If you haven't received an email from us in 5 minutes, please check your spam folder or email us at support@salehoo.com.